Chinese Social Media App WeChat blocked in Russia

| May 20th, 2017

According to an announcement by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) of Russia on May 5, the country has placed the overseas version of the popular Chinese mobile app WeChat on a list of banned websites and apps, causing many WeChat users in Russia unable to access its normal functions. On May 11, the ban was released in an updated announcement on Roskomnadzor’s website, most likely as a result of Tencent’s efforts of communicating […]Read more…

Family planning or math game, the review of China’s new relax policy

| September 15th, 2014

Family Planning poster in China during 1960s-1970s, courtesy of National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

To increase the falling fertility rate in China, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has eased the one-child policy conditionally in 2013, namely the relaxed policy which means a couple could generally only have a second child if either parent is an only child. According to the national health and family planning commission, the new policy occurring with the population growth rate will be limited and […]Read more…

Anhui police officer dismissed after refusing to drive dying boy to hospital

| July 7th, 2014

image courtesy of people’s daily

After a police officer refused to drive a one-year-old to the hospital, the Anhui boy died due to lack of medical treatment on June 30, according to People’s Daily.

Wenfang was playing in the street about noon when he was struck by a car in Fuyang City, located in Anhui province. The responsible car quickly drove away, and the boy’s father rushed to the middle of the street, cradling the seriously injured one-year-old in his arms. Onlookers, […]Read more…

Armless Hubei man drives 99,500 miles, arrested for not having license

| July 5th, 2014

image courtesy of people’s daily

A Hubei man drove 99,500 miles before being caught for not having a license on July 2, according to People’s Daily.

The man was apparently traveling east on the Huyu Expressway—a major expressway connecting Chongqing and Shanghai— when he was pulled over for switching lanes to avoid a “high-speed/ drunk driving” police check point. What officers saw when they looked through the drivers-side window amazed them. The armless man was apparently steering with the big toe of […]Read more…

China admits environmental future “not optimistic”

| June 16th, 2014

image courtesy of reuters

In honor of World Environmental Day, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection recently released its “2013 China Environmental Status” report, a profile of the water and ambient air quality index (AQI) of 74 “key” Chinese cities during 2013. Surveyors reported 35.9 smoggy days on average during 2013, an increase of 18.3 days from 2012. Haikou, Zhoushan and Lhasa were the only cities that’s average AQI met national standards during 2013, while Beijing, neighboring Tianjin and other cities […]Read more…

Jiangsu police break up child pornography site with 90,000 members

| June 12th, 2014

image courtesy of Modern Express

Jiangsu police arrested three men involved in a discontinued child pornography website Modern Express newspaper reported on June 7.

At the site’s peak, “YouYou Resource Network” apparently featured 45,000 pictures and videos of young girls performing sexual acts, and had 90,000 registered members. Three men involved in managing the site were arrested on charges of creating a pornographic site and collecting illegal dues.

Police were tipped off about the site in February 2014, when the Xuzhou “internet police” […]Read more…

Henan school children practice “anti-drowning”

| June 10th, 2014

image courtesy of chinanews.com

In an incredibly literal lesson regarding personal safety, Henan school children plunged their heads into buckets of icy water to practice “anti-drowning” techniques on June 9, according to chinanews.com.

Approximately 70 students at a primary school in Yanshi Shouyang city lined into meticulous rows about midday that Monday, and dunked their heads into buckets and cooking pots filled with water to practice “anti-drowning.” Yanshi Shouyang is apparently located near a river where children often play during the […]Read more…

Hunan men try to free friend from prison by pretending to be U.N. peacekeeping officials

| May 28th, 2014

image courtesy of offbeat china

Two Hunan men were arrested after pretending to be United Nations officials pleading the release of a friend from prison on May 17, according to Offbeat China.

The men stepped through the door of Yuyang Prison in YueYang city about late afternoon that Saturday, armed with four well-prepared “red head” documents, a nickname for government-issued papers in China.

“We are here to request Mr. Lin’s release for medical treatment,” one man said to prison security. “The release […]Read more…

Guangdong factory waste dyes river red, blue

| May 13th, 2014

image courtesy of guangdong daily

Waste from a Guangdong factory dyed a waterway magenta and blue on the afternoon of May 12, according to Guangzhou Daily.

A Huizou printing plant apparently illegally discharged its rubbish into the small waterway about 12 p.m. that Tuesday. Dyed red near the factory and blue upstream, residents noticed the bizarre colors immediately, and sent pictures to Yuanzhou county officials and posted them online.

Shocked, government workers and Boluo Eco-environmental protection agency staff rushed to the scene, and […]Read more…

The 3 worst attacks on foreign journalists in China in 2013

| February 23rd, 2014

Being a foreign correspondent in China is tough.

In 2013, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China reported five major attacks against foreign journalists in the Middle Kingdom. Tibet, Xinjiang and social issues such as the HIV blood harvesting scandal, government dissidents or the Falun Gong movement are the most sensitive topics, according to the FCCC, although recently reportage on land disputes has been sensitive as well.

After analyzing the organization’s 2013 incident reports, below are the three worst things that […]Read more…

Chinese media banned from reporting World Press Freedom Index before list released

| February 19th, 2014

Irony upon ironies: China banned state media from reporting on the country’s rank in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index before the list was released by Reporters Without Borders.

The index measures the freedom of information and journalists of 180 countries around the world. With only five countries listed as having less freedom than the Middle Kingdom, China’s State Council Information Office issued the following directive on February 11th:

“All websites are kindly asked to delete the article ‘180 Countries Ranked in […]Read more…

Giveaway: 3 month VPN accounts with iOS client from ibVPN

| November 17th, 2012

Hello Everyone, it has been a while! Sorry for the lack of content update recently due to being very occupied. But, how about some free VPN accounts for your iOS devices. Our partner Invisible Browsing VPN have previously hosted giveaway here, now is providing ChinaHush readers with 10 accounts active for 3 month with access to premium iOS VPN package.

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Free 6 month Sailfish VPN accounts giveaway

| September 10th, 2011

Here we go again, we are giving away free VPN accounts again so you can enjoy accessing the internet freely, especially if you are in China… Sailfish VPN is offering 20 accounts of 6 month subscriptions.  That’s half year of free VPN. If you already have access since you are able to access ChinaHush, then do it for a friend, tell them about it or enter to win one for them.

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Free 3 month ibVPN accounts giveaway

| July 3rd, 2011

Hope our readers enjoyed our last VPN giveaway, the winners were announced a few days again. Didn’t win or missed our last VPN giveaway? Here is another chance! Our partner Invisible browsing VPN is giving away 15 premium accounts valid for 3 months.  ibVPN is a VPN service that allows Internet users to surf the Web invisibly and securely, to bypass filters and access blocked websites. All the programs will automatically work via VPN so that the highest level of […]Read more…